Updated: Oct 16
For the first time in all the 50 years I have lived here, Democrats have an
opportunity to move the state of Kansas into the present century. We not only
have a wonderful woman running for the U.S. Senate in Barbara Bollier – we also
have FOUR amazing young women running for the U.S. House, one in each of
the four districts.
The Big First Congressional District is fortunate to have Kali Barnett working hard to
win the opportunity to represent us in Washington! This is our chance to add to
the 2018 freshman wave of young women who have been elected to Congress.
Kali is just that kind of young woman who can help change history, help make this country the kind of place we want to live in - that we are proud to live in again!
I am honored to say that I have been talking to and mentoring Kali since before she
officially declared her candidacy. She is smart, well spoken, a good listener and
dedicated to the people of the state of Kansas. She is the daughter of third generation
Kansas farmers, and she is an elementary school teacher.
She knows about the struggles of famers and teachers, the bedrock of Kansas workers.
Farmers struggle to survive, to make ends meet in a nation that clearly doesn’t care
about family farms any more.
Teachers are paid low salaries and often spend their own money to augment school
budgets in their classrooms. Until the COVID-19 lockdown, most parents didn’t
really appreciate all the things teachers do for their kids. One of the good
things that may have come out of this hard time in our country, is that folks have
begun to understand how hard teachers work, how much they do and what they
mean to our kids…but Kali knows, she’s seen it all firsthand.
Kali understands the healthcare problems of rural Kansans. She knows about the loss
of small hospitals and the distances people have to travel to get proper care. She
appreciates the need for building on the Affordable Care Act. She knows that
excellent healthcare should be the right of every person, not the privilege of the
I hope you will join me – let’s elect a vibrant, smart, articulate person who cares about
the real people of Kansas, not party or politics, but real problems and real solutions.
Let’s send Kali Barnett to the U.S. Congress and make Kansas proud.